Speaker Mr Kawaldip Sehmi


Kawaldip Sehmi

Kawaldip Sehmi, CEO of the international Alliance of Patient’s Organization (IAPO). He champions patients' right to access personalised health care, biotherapeutics, cell and gene therapies through robust legal, policy, practice & institutional frameworks in healthcare.

Keen on improving cancer survivorship through early access to genomic based diagnostics and medicines, advocating access to immunotherapies and liquid biopsies and detection, imaging, and analysis of circulating tumour cells.

He as an academic background in Public Health and Law and has a passionate belief in improving access to healthcare services and justice through digital healthcare (e-Health) and virtual courts (e-Law). As the CEO of an international mental health charity specialising in niche mental health services, has experience in supporting young people and adults with complex mental health, personality disorder and substance misuse problems through telehealth and digital mental health services.

A passionate advocate of WHO’s human rights-based approaches to health and of strengthening of the institutional, legislative, policy, practice and standards framework needed to support the achievement of health in all goals of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and universal health coverage SDG 3.8.